And other stuff happened in the dream that was not part of the dream-within-a-dream; I noticed a portable DVD player on Mom's dresser, and I was so excited! I'd totally forgotten she'd bought that, because it was before I'd started buying all those DVDs! Wow, I could use this to watch DVDs in my room and not bother Dad! So I asked if I could borrow it. I even made sure to get the power cord so I wouldn't waste batteries.
I also heard the cat meowing. Now, in real life, the cat woke me up by meowing incessantly outside my door, so I got up and threw her outside as punishment, then went back to sleep and had the dream I described above. So in the dream, I was under the apprehension she was still outside, so how had she gotten back in to meow at me some more? Then I noticed the front door hanging open. Oh, crap! Somehow she'd pushed it open (even though it was LOCKED!) and gotten back in!
(But I'm awake now and the front door is most definitely secured shut. I got up, let the cat back in and fed her. Now I'm gonna go read the paper. Morning, everyone!)